Marie de Malherbe and the Directors of Sotheby’s request the pleasure of your company at a breakfast and private commented tour (one in English, one in French) of their Impressionist, Modern & Surrealist Modern Art sales, including Picasso in Private, works from the Collection of Marina Picasso.
The breakfast will be followed by a lecture on the film Renoir – Revered and Reviled with Philip Hook, Phil Grabsky, and Jonathan Jones.
Held bi-annually, these exciting sales encompass some of the best-known names and periods in the history of art – Picasso, Monet, Matisse, Degas, Giacometti, to name a few.
The event will take place on Tuesday, 2nd February 2016 at Sotheby’s, 34-35 New Bond Street. London W1.
Sotheby’s is an innovative global art business serving the most discerning clients. Auctioneers since 1744, today Sotheby’s offers clients opportunities to transact: S|2 private sales galleries, worldwide selling exhibitions, retail wine and diamonds, financing, art education and digital engagement.
Philip Hook is a board member and senior director of Impressionist & Modern art in London, has 35 years experience and expertise of the art market, and wide-ranging contacts he has built up as an auctioneer and a dealer. He has appeared regularly on the BBC programme Antiques Roadshow as a picture expert, and is the author of Popular Nineteenth Century Paintings (1986), five successful novels set in the art world, and The Ultimate Trophy (2009), a history of the Impressionist market, which was one of the Financial Times Books of the Year.
Phil Grabsky is a British documentary film-maker whose company Seventh Art Productions has produced documentaries for television and cinema. Grabsky’s work has been broadcast on various U.K. channels such as BBC, Channel 4, Five and Sky Arts, and around the world. His most recent project is the ground-breaking initiative to connect major exhibitions from across the world and bring them to cinema screens internationally. The series began with ‘Manet: Portraying Life at the Royal Academy’ and continues with Munch and Vermeer. Each of these event films captures and explores these important shows and brings a wealth of masterpieces to audiences via high-tech digital cinema technology.
Jonathan Jones is an English art critic who has written for The Guardian since 1999. He has appeared in the BBC television series Private Life of a Masterpiece and in 2009 was a judge for the Turner Prize. He has also been a judge for the BP Portrait Award. Jones is known for his provocative and often contradictory and contrarian journalist style.
from 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Guided tour starts at 9:00 am
Sotheby’s, 34-35 New Bond Street, London W1A 2AA